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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Victoria villager dies in collision on Linden-Soesdyke Highway

A former trainee nurse was killed in an accident on the Linden-Soeskdyke Highway early Sunday morning when the car he was  driving collided with a heavy duty truck. Dead is 30-year old Simon Paul of Victoria, East Coast Demerara. Traffic Chief, Dion Moore said the accident happened at about 12:30 AM. Investigations so far revealed that Paul was driving car ...

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Trinidad’s Petrotrin ready to refine Guyana’s oil

Trinidad and Tobago will be able to refine Guyana’s oil although the quality is different, contrary to a former Energy Minister of that twin-island country, a senior official of that Caribbean nation’s oil company. Vice President (Refining and Marketing) at the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Petrotrin), Astor Harris told Demerara Waves Online News that Guyana’s oil can be ...

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Fuel boat explodes at Mourca

A small fuel boat  was destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon at Moruca, North West District, police said. No one was injured in the incident that occurred at about 4 PM at Green Island, Moruca. The captain of the vessel, Mr. Lindo told investigators that he was offloading fuel containers when he heard an explosion and then saw the vessel engulfed ...

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AG Williams denies making death threats …to sue K/News, Guyana Times over libelous reports

  by Gary Eleazar Attorney General and Minster of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, has denied ever threatening to kill a sitting Judge—Justice Franklin Holder—and has threatened to sue daily newspapers Guyana Times and Kaieteur News for ‘grievous libel,’ over the reports. Williams made the charges today (March 24, 2017) when he appeared for an impromptu press conference billed as urgent, ...

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Guyana gov’t paying Republic Bank debt for owner of Marriott-branded hotel

The special purpose government-owned company, Atlantic Hotel Inc; which owns the Marriott-branded hotel cannot afford to pay its debt to Republic Bank, forcing government to pay more US$1 million every six months to prevent Guyana from losing the property, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Friday. Jordan said the loan guarantor, National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), also could not ...

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Looming ‘used-tyre’ ban will leave 5000 jobless ; no evidence used tyres cause accidents —GUTA

The Guyana Used Tyres Association (GUTA) is warning that should government continue with the planned importation of used-tyres into the country, as much as 5,000 persons stand to lose employment in the $100M revenue earning business—a situation that could in fact lead to a new smuggling industry. GUTA Executives made this pellucid today (March 24, 2017), when they met with ...

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High Court rules it can hear Red House lease revocation case

The High Court on Friday ruled against Attorney General, Basil Williams and said it has jurisdiction to hear a constitutional case about the revocation of a lease of Red House by the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Inc. The decision was made in chambers by acting Chief Justice, Yonette Cummings-Edwards against Williams and the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission. “The court ...

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Displaced Marudi miners likely to get new mining lands

Gold miners, who were displaced from the Marudi area in Rupununi, are likely to benefit from new mining lands but government first has to consider the implications for Amerindian lands and the environment. “This option is being weighed against potential implications for Amerindian titled lands and for biodiversity conservation in the region,” the Ministry of Natural Resources said in a ...

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UG Council to discuss salaries next week; unions demand negotiations

The University of Guyana’s (UG) Council is next week (March 30, 2017) expected to discuss demands by the institution’s workers for increased salaries, at a time when their unions have begun industrial action to demand pay talks. “The matter of salaries will be part of the 2017 revised budget, which will be one of three critical items the Vice-Chancellor will ...

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